A supercomputer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be on board a Spacex spacecraft when it launches on a resupply mission to the International Space Station Monday.
Designed to eventually support astronauts’ computing and communication needs on missions to Mars, the technology will be closely monitored during its time on the ISS.
Factors that could impact computing during space missions include unstable electrical power, irregular cooling, radiation, solar flares, subatomic particles and micrometeoroids.
The Spaceborne Computer aims to ensure that astronauts will have sufficient tech firepower and robust communication links when they eventually journey to Mars.
“Having a supercomputer onboard the spacecraft will allow our deep space explorers to access the data they need to meet any challenge in real time,” said Fernandez.
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